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7/10/2011 11:34:00 PM
Local Fishing Report
By Arizona Game and Fish


Fain Lake is open and was stocked with 500 trout the week of June 27.

Game and Fish will stock bass, catfish and bluegill as soon as it receives clearances.


Trout were stocked before the 4th of July weekend.

Many anglers reported doing well. Power bait is probably your best bet, although spinners and flies can do well also. With the monsoons hitting, fishing patterns may change frequently. One day fishing may be great, and the next it may be slow.

Game and Fish has been trying to boost the some of the warm water species in Goldwater. Bass and catfish have been stocked three times over the last three years.

The bass are being stocked to give a boost to a dwindling population in the lake and to reduce the excessive

number of crayfish.


Both largemouth bass and bluegill should be active.


The bass and bluegill should be active. Catfish can be caught in the late evening and early morning. Trout stockings will resume in the fall.

Cut anchovies, night crawlers or hot dog are your best bet for catfish. Lynx can be difficult to fish, if you are not catching anything try moving to a new spot.

There are some good spots on the north end of the lake that don't get fished as heavily as the south end does.


Trout were stocked the week of June 20.

The best bait is usually orange, pink, or white Power Bait, fished on the bottom with a treble hook and an egg sinker. Fishing can be really good at times, because angler use is lower than other lakes in the area. This lake is more remote than the other Prescott area lakes and not very big.


Watson Lake was stocked with 8250 Rainbow on March 30. Over 13,000 rainbow trout have been stocked since January into Watson Lake. Prior to the January stocking Game and Fish had not stocked trout here since 1962. Not much information coming in about Watson.


Willow has a great population of bass. THE vegetation makes fishing this lake a challenge in the summer.

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